Goa has been touted as one of the best tourist destinations in India as well as around the world. What makes this water paradise so special? Most people who visit this favored destination are impressed with its pristine and yellow-sand beaches as well as the serenity it offers. In fact, Goa thrives solely on the patronage of all its visitors throughout the year.
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In addition, this place is also home to some of the best luxury resorts in India. These resorts are beautifully set in some of the most stunning locations and are surrounded by nature and the deep blue sea. They offer only the best amenities, facilities and other added incentives.
Listed below are some of the most visited and best luxury resorts in Goa:
Kenilworth Beach Resort
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This resort is one of the best ones in Goa as it is set in the very heart of nature, offering some spectacular sights of the greenery that surrounds the retreat. Also providing views of the beautiful beach, it is among the premier 5 star resorts in Goa.
The stay possesses well-equipped rooms that have the finest of amenities. The service staff is among the best in the region. Their impeccable service standards have been appreciated by the many guests that frequent the resort throughout the year.
If you enjoy a little bit of adventure, then the retreat has just the perfect thing to get your adrenaline pumping - water sports. From jet skiing to beach volleyball, these sporting activities provided by the resort has been a resounding success among the various guests.
The place also has a massive 17,500 sq.ft pool which guests can use to relax and unwind in the cool blue water. The open-air Jacuzzi is another added attraction.
One of the other major highlights of the resort is its spa which will helps relax and nourish your body and senses. Feel like you have received a new lease on life with one of the many types of massages the therapists in the spa offers.
In fact, the treatments provided in the here have been in service for generations and are proven to relax the muscles and release all the added stress and tension of the body’s muscles.
The stay also offers some romantic getaway packages to some of the more quiet and peaceful parts of Goa. It is just perfect for couples planning their honeymoon or anniversary celebrations.
Cidade De Goa
This resort located on Vainguinium beach possesses around 210 well-equipped rooms which cover around 45 acres of lush green gardens and has been constructed in the style of a bungalow that consists of four floors. It has all the amenities that guests should expect in a luxurious resort.
In addition, its multi-cuisine restaurants offer a selection of fine food from around the globe. The place is famous for its authentic Goan food as well as some other Indo-Continental delicacies. You can also have a barbeque near the pool or just relax and unwind near the poolside coffee shop.
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Guests who feel lucky can visit the resort’s casino which has slot machines and a big roulette table. The club also has on its premises a beauty parlor and a health club that boasts of only the latest fitness equipment.
Indulge in the facilities of steam and sauna room, a Jacuzzi, an aerobics room as well as a yoga room for the fitness enthusiasts. A large swimming pool with an attached pool for kids is also among the star attractions here.
Cidade De Goa also offers a host of indoor games as well as some outdoor adventure ones like parasailing, scuba diving as well as some other water sports. The resort provides some good entertainment in the evening which includes a folk dance and some good Goan music. You can dance the night away at the resort’s nightclub which is exclusive for its guests as well as members.
Goa Marriott Resort
The Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is widely considered as among the best 5 star resorts in Goa as well as one of the finest hotels in the city. It lives up to the impeccable standards it has set for itself. In fact, the resort staff makes it a point to always ensure that guests feel at home in this water paradise.
It offers some of the best amenities in Goa which have been designed specifically to meet the varied needs of its guests who are leisure to business travelers.
The Goa Marriott Resort’s accommodations comprise of a lobby, various fine dining restaurants that serve only the best cuisine from India and the world. In addition there are a host of guest rooms equipped with all the modern amenities that inspires one to relax and unwind in this oasis of calm.
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The retreat has close to 180 renovated rooms which offer picturesque views of the bay, beautiful nature scenery in addition to the resort’s manicured gardens. Guests can avail of the stay’s many facilities, the most relaxing among them being the spa.
It offers refreshing treatments and massages that will revitalize the vigor of your body and calm your senses at the same time. You could also participate in yoga classes which are held every morning to revive the body and soul.
The resort’s dining facilities comprise of a revolutionary lounge, a one-of-a-kind barbecue restaurant as well as a round-the-clock in-room dining facility. Its 14,144 square feet banquet and conference hall has been designed to accommodate large crowds for special wedding and anniversary ceremonies.
Some of the places of interest in Goa that are proximate to the resort include Se Cathedral and Fort Aguada that are steeped in history and form the perfect backdrop to a memorable stay in Goa. These factors contribute heavily to the resort’s status as one of the best luxury resorts in Goa.
Taj Exotica Goa
The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa follows a legacy of some of the best resorts in India with respect to luxury, opulence and service standards. It is a home to some of the most plush villas, rooms and suites that intimate and serene. The façade of the resort is a blend of the Goan and Portugese style, making it seem grand and beautiful.
This ideal retreat has quite a selection of causal and fine dining restaurants that serve a wide array of dishes from India as well as around the world. The lounge bar here resembles a place straight out of a Hollywood movie and is a great venue to relax and sip on a few glasses of your favorite liquor.
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One of the star attractions at the resort is the Jiva Spa which offers a wide range of traditional Indian treatments and massages. In fact, the spa is also equipped with separate suites, as well as yoga and meditation rooms and a swimming pool.The therapists here are skilled and are well-versed in the ancient art of providing a holistic treatment to the mind and body.
The resort possesses a 4,600 sq.ft ballroom which can accommodate up to 1000 guests at a time. Therefore, this ballroom is perfect for hosting destination weddings and other ceremonies of importance.
The private beach that surrounds the stay can also be reserved for private wedding ceremonies and gatherings, thereby making any occasion a special and memorable one.
Radisson Blu Resort
The Radisson BLU Resort located in Cavelossim is an ultra-modern resort which has been built in the famous Goan Portuguese architectural style.
Stunning and aesthetically appealing to those who visit here, it is among the best 5-star resorts in Goa. Located on the busy Mobor stretch, the stay is the perfect destination for those looking for rest and relaxation. Delight in its many bars, restaurants and shopping places.
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The resort possesses some great rooms that are well-equipped with the latest amenities and facilities for guests to make them feel right at home. It also has a few private and premium twin rooms which come along with a walk-in shower as well as a private terrace or balcony to spend quiet evenings.
In this retreat, one can avail of the great outdoor and indoor facilities that are at par with some of the best resorts in the world. Aerobics, yoga, sailing and basketball are just some of the activities that guests can engage in. The spa and sauna room is another relaxing section which relieves your stress.
The therapists at the spa offer wholesome and authentic spa treatments and massages that are rooted in Indian tradition. The outdoor pool is a great place to relax. The area surrounding the pool is spotted with deck chairs, parasols and pool towels which have been specially laid out for guests.
The beach is located just 600 meters from the resort and is a great place for an evening stroll or a morning jog. The resort also provides entertainment for its guests either during a meal or at the bar. Live music fills the air as an atmosphere of fun and revelry is created by the musicians who play their instruments to entertain the many guests here.
Park Hyatt Resort Goa
This famous resort in Goa has an old-word charm to it and is quite endearing to most travelers who come for a stay there, making it one of the best luxury resorts in Goa. You are greeted with a coconut drink and a garland upon arrival. Meanwhile, your luggage is then taken to your room/suite by the resort staff.
Beyond the decorated lobby of the resort, you will then witness a bridge over a small lake as well as the stay’s many walkways. International landscapists have done a beautiful job with the landscaping of this place.
The rooms offer a breathtaking view of the greenery around and the aroma of fresh air is always a welcome relief, especially for travelers from crowded cities.
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The resort has one large swimming pool in addition to a few smaller ones surrounding it making it the perfect place for visitors to relax and unwind. The stay has a small but quaint spa that gives a sense of peace. It offers the best spa treatments and massages to its guests.
In addition, there is a small kids playing area where guests can leave their children for the day. The children are engaged in various fun activities like coloring, arts and crafts as well as other interacting with other children.
The resort is immaculately maintained and the walkways and gardens offer guests the perfect place where they can take a cool stroll. It also houses some beautiful flowers which are a great addition.
Also found here is a beautiful seaside restaurant which offers a spectacular view of the beach while serving some sumptuous seafood and other cuisine. The outdoor restaurant has delightful seating arrangements and is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Therefore, for a memorable getaway and an unforgettable stay, turn to the Park Hyatt Resort in Goa.
Lotus Resort, Goa
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This particular resort located in the charming and quaint town of Benaulim is a favored destination as it offers some great views and amazing beaches, making it one of the best luxury resorts in Goa. The Lotus Resort offers a range of wonderful and modern amenities that are assured to give every guest a memorable stay.
In addition, the hospitable nature of the resort’s staff is one of the main reasons why this resort is well-known among tourists. The stay comprises of a collection of charming and well-furnished apartments which are private and are equipped with all the latest amenities, including your very own kitchenette.
Since every apartment in the resort possesses a kitchenette, most guests prefer to cook in their own apartments. However, for those that are willing to try new cuisines, the resort has a restaurant as well as a bar shop that provide the finest dining experience.
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However, you could also savour some of the best Indian, Goan and Continental dishes which the chefs prepare on order. The local seafood fare is something that every guest must try as it is packed with flavour.
The resort also provides a host of recreational facilities which include a massive swimming pool and separate children’s playing area. The swimming pool is dotted with sun chairs and umbrellas for guests to relax and unwind.
The guests staying at the retreat also have the luxury of taking part in a wide range of outdoor activities which include sightseeing (these tours of some of the historical places in the area are a favorite among guests at the resort) and excursions to some old places of interest.
You can also engage in shopping trips which are delight for women who get to scout some of Goa’s best markets for handicrafts, clothes, accessories and shoes. Among other things delight in a varied range of water sports which are fun and exhilarating.
Sandray Luxury Resorts
The Sandray Luxury Resort is among the best luxury resorts in Goa. It is friendly, private and is privy to some of the best beaches in the state. The stay has some of the best accommodation on offer as the hospitable staff that maintains high service standards.
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The resort has personal chefs that can rustle up a wholesome meal right in the privacy of your own room. However, if you do feel like cooking yourself, you will be pleased to know that each apartment comes with its very own kitchenette. This pleasant stay has apartments as well as villas, therefore the options are endless.
Guests can relax and unwind by the pool or enjoy a drink in the resort’s Jacuzzi, a soothing sojourn. This stay also has some stunning gardens that are home to a variety of flower species. You could take a boat ride in the afternoon and enjoy the stunning view of the greenery that surrounds the resort on all sides.